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Invasion of the Mutant Space Bats of Doom (DOS)

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Description

This game, despite its cheesy name, is one of the cutest shoot-'em-up style games ever made for the PC. There's not much to tell about the game, simply because it's very straightforward. You take the role of a lone starship pilot, who happens to encounter the "Dreaded Space Bats of Doom" on a routine assignment in outer space, and are all that stands between them and the invasion of Earth.

The game consists of 66 stages, arranged in some sort of pattern (for example, every type of bats you encounter takes 3 stages to pass, each of three introducing new challenges). Once every several bats you kill you get one of four bonuses - purple gems, 6 of which grant you another life, a green gem which makes your missiles faster, a red one which gives you additional missiles per round, or a white gem which grants you a time-limited "hyper" mode.

The game is very addictive and challenging, and the cliche' name/plot makes it a refreshing change from all the typical Space Invaders clones...

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Invasion of the Mutant Space Bats of Doom DOS Ingame screenshot
Invasion of the Mutant Space Bats of Doom DOS Screenshot from the intro sequence
Invasion of the Mutant Space Bats of Doom DOS Title screen
Invasion of the Mutant Space Bats of Doom DOS Screenshot of one of the Bonus stages

Alternate Titles

  • "Spacebats 1" -- Informal name

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Obscure Ashley Pomeroy (233) unrated
Weird, but quite fun. Tomer Gabel (4380) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

The Press Says

Examiner Aug 14, 2012 4 out of 5 80
PC Gamer Sep, 1994 80 out of 100 80

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Trivia

A sequel by the name of The Return of the Space Bats of Doom was released, but it's extremely rare.

Related Web Sites

  • ClassicGaming (ClassicGaming is a site dedicated to old games (mostly gaming platforms), and hosts many related sites. The connection here is, that Invasion of the Mutant Space Bats of Doom won a Game of the Week award on ClassicGaming. )
Tomer Gabel (4380) added Invasion of the Mutant Space Bats of Doom (DOS) on Aug 11, 1999